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Sunday 22 March 2015

Alter it inspiration at PanPastel UK

Good morning, how's your weekend going? After a really hectic few weeks I'm hoping to have a lazy day today so fingers crossed I'll be able to catch up on some crafting and blog visiting too. This mornings project is my inspiration piece for our 'Alter It' challenge at PanPastel UK, you've still got a week to enter to be in with a chance of winning a beautiful mask and a PanPastel thanks to our generous sponsors at Premium Craft Brands! My talented teamies have loads of inspiration too so pop over and have a peek if you've got a minute.

I've altered a little book box that had previously been decorated with dark metallic shades. I began with a coat of white gesso and once that was dry I added Pearlescent Blue PanPastel and some White Fine Pearl Medium, you get a really gorgeous shimmer in real life but its very hard to show in a photo. I used stampbord for the focal image, stamping the butterfly from the Premium Craft Brands 'Postcard' stamp setwith black ink and addiing colour with more Blue Pearl PanPastel, I stamped some swirls around the edges and added the sentiment before triple embossing with clear UTEE. To finish off I added some little gems.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Brown Sugar: anything goes
Crafting from the heart: anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity: pastel colours
Crafty Catz: no designer paper
Deep Ocean: vintage
Inky Impressions: pastel colours

Thanks so much for visiting, have a great day 
Claire xx


  1. Just seen your make at Pan Pastel UK and thought how gorgeous your background was with the textures and pearlescent colours. The design with the stampbords is interesting too and I am curious to try this surface for myself!

  2. Loving your altered book box Claire xoxox

  3. Claire, this is stunning! It is an amazing piece of art!

  4. Fabulous book box Claire, loving all the texture and the Stampbord looks amazing xx

  5. Beautifully decorated and that Stampbord looks great too.

    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions

    Helen x

  6. Fabulous idea for a 'home made' box, very creative and really lovely. Thank you for joining our 'no DP' challenge at Crafty Catz and please join us again!
    Anna xxx

  7. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week Claire :) Gorgeous altered book! hugs x


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